Salvatore Evangelista, 82, of Stratford

Salvatore Evangelista, 82, beloved husband of 46 years to the late Adriana Verdone Evangelista whom he lovingly cared for, died peacefully on August 3, 2013.

He was surrounded and cared for by his loving daughter Mary Dietmann and her husband Carey of Trumbull, and son Dr. Joseph Evangelista and his wife Susan of Stratford.

His memory lives on with his beloved grandchildren Christopher and Laura Dietmann, Steven and Rachel Evangelista, and his many loving relatives and friends.

Born in Italy, he served honorably in the Korean Conflict, and then went on to graduate from Boston University. His long career at John Hancock Life Insurance Company was followed by a second career at the IRS until his battle with Alzheimer’s dementia led to his retirement at 78.

He was a resident of Stratford and parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church. His love of family and friends, work, enjoyment of Italian food, and trips to New York City and Italy are fondly remembered by those who loved him.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Watermark at 3030 Park, VNS of CT Hospice, and Dr. Kenneth Fine for their care and dedication.

Friends and family are invited to attend his funeral service on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church 497 Second Hill Lane Stratford. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden, MA. Friends may greet the family on Thursday from 5-8p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 607 Main Ave Norwalk, CT 06851.

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